Volunteer/ Intern

UCT VolunteerPASSOP relies heavily on the diverse backgrounds, knowledge and skills of its volunteers and interns. At any given time, there are usually 4-7 interns and volunteers working with us, mostly students from the United States, Europe and South Africa. Their roles and tasks vary and are designed to match their own expertise and interests, as well as PASSOP’s priority needs and campaigns at different times.

What you need to Volunteer/ Intern

To volunteer at PASSOP, a background or strong interest in one or more of the following areas is recommended: law, human rights, migration issues, political science, development studies and journalism. We are looking for highly motivated and dynamic young people who are passionate and fearless in standing up and fighting for the rights of the vulnerable, the poor and the marginalised.

If you are interested in volunteering at PASSOP, please send us your application form and let us know what motivates you to want to get involved with PASSOP. Also, we welcome you to visit our intern testimonial page below, to find out more about interning at PASSOP.

We recommend you to read the information on the website, our guidelines as well as to orientate yourself in order to find out topics you might be interested into. If you want to get into contact with former interns and read internship experiences, join the PASSOP interns/volunteers group on Facebook.

We are looking forward to welcome you at our office for a thriving cooperation.

Meet our interns

Intern Activities

Current Internships:

LGBTI Refugee Program and Fundraising Intern

PASSOP is looking for someone passionate about LGBTI rights who understands the complexities of being an LGBTI person living in a new country and the challenges that brings.

The LGBTI Refugee Program Intern would help run the support group and monthly skills-training program as well as give suggestions on how to improve the program. They would also assist with fundraising to help the program members obtain legal documentation.

You must be a self-starter and have experience working with people. Previous experience in social work, with human rights/social justice organizations a plus, as well as grant writing or fundraising experience.

Skills:

-Capacity to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects
-Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Google apps)
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Strong organizational skills
-Experience working or studying abroad a plus

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
3 – 6 months
Please send a CV and cover letter to: interns.passop@gmail.com

Fundraising/PR intern

The Fundraising/PR intern must passionate about human rights/social justice. They must have experience in at least one of the following: throwing fundraising events, grant writing that has led to funding for an organization, setting up a donor base.

The intern will focus mainly on obtaining funds for PASSOP, assist with processing donations, Assist with the implementation of event logistics and planning, writing grants, and improving and keeping the website and social media current. They will also have the chance to work within whichever specific program they feel (please see our website for our current programs).

Skills:

-Experience or interest in event management and fundraising
-Capacity to multi-task and ability to prioritize across multiple projects
-Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Word & Excel, Google apps)
-Ability to work in a team environment
-Strong organizational skills
-Experience working or studying abroad a plus

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis
3 – 6 months
Please send a CV and cover letter to: interns.passop@gmail.com